Thursday, November 8, 2007

Beauty Review: Get Winter Ready Skin With Bobe!

Bobe you ask? No, it's not a typo. Bobe (pronounced beau-bee), is a fairly new Canadian bath and body line that has me swooning! The line was launched in 2006 by Marlese Sears, who has been so gracious to me. The story behind the name Bobe, an acronym for "beyond ordinary bath essentials", is just adorable. It started out as a funny family memory of a misspelled pet name. Their pet fish was to be "Bobby" but was misspelled "Bobe" and the name has stuck with her ever since.

You'll be tickled sweet with how many yummy scents her products come in. Bath and body products come in 50 scents and lip balms come in 70 scents! And would you believe that the products are made fresh at the time you place your order? That's definitely beyond ordinary. What's also beyond ordinary is that every month Bobe gives 5% of retail sales to a different charity!


I was excited when I received Bobe's Silken Cream in "Chai Tea Party, the Sugared Frosting Scrub in "Raspberry Lemonade" and Bobe Lip Balm in "Vanilla Soft Serve". I am a sucker for scented products and when I took a sniff of each I was amazed that they smelled exactly like its name! The Sugared Frosting ($8 CAD) is literally like rubbing sugar all over your body. Now that it's getting colder out and my skin is getting dryer, the scrub has been the best remedy. My skin is left feeling velvety soft. The smell of raspberry lemonade is intoxicating in a good way of course. I wasn't sure how I would feel about the scent when I first saw it but as soon as I opened the lid my mouth watered. Ok, what I'm about to admit is embarrassing but I've been known to do this. I took a little taste! It actually tasted pretty edible!


I don't think I've ever come across a chai scented body product and I was pleasantly surprised. The Silken Cream ($8 CAD) is soooo moisturizing and left my skin silky smooth and not greasy. It's a definite must for the winter season. The scent isn't overpowering but you can definitely smell the chai (although my husband thinks it smells like pumpkin).


I love anything vanilla scented so when I received the "Vanilla Soft Served" lip balm I was as giddy as a school girl! The scent is amazing and most of the time I find myself licking it off. It's pretty moisturizing but because I have really dry lips I find I have to keep reapplying every few minutes or so. Yah, my lips are that dry especially in the winter. It doesn't leave my lips as moisturized as my Rosebud Salve or Murad's Soothing Lip Therapy. But the heavenly scent is just too hard to resist that I don't mind reapplying! And at $3.75 (CAD) a pop you might as well buy all the scents!
*Tip: I buy a soft bristle tooth brush just for exfoliating the dead skin off my lips. Dampen the brush with warm water and exfoliate in a circular motion.

I'm really excited about this brand and I think it will have a strong following of scented bath and body fiends like me. It's Canadian, inexpensive, is beyond ordinary, unbelievable quality, gives back to the community, and has every scent you can think of! My kind of product. Oh, and Bobe has even adjusted it's Canadian price to reflect the value of our Looney! Next on my want list: Soy Fabulous Whipped Body Butter in "Frosted Sugar Cookie", Sugared Frosting Scrub in "Cupcake", and Lip Balm in "Carnival Candy Apple". So scrub up, slather away, and tantalize your senses with its yummy scents this winter season and any season! Happy shopping!

To view the entire bath and body line and sumptuous scents click here.

13 comments:

lucky said...

have you tried Tval???

http://www.tvalskincare.com/home.php

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Thanks for the heads up! I love trying new bath and body lines.Scrub in chocolate sounds divine.

naomi-alecia said...

Bobe looks like it has a lot of really great products. I can't wait to receive the order that I placed today.

Thanks for the tip!

Janice said...

I've been interested in this line for a bit now, thanks so much for offering your opinion on the products!

Make-up Junkie in Canada said...

Hey ladies!
You're very welcome! That's what I'm here for! Let me know if you try any of the products and what your faves are!

Lucky - omg I'm so excited! another canadian skin care line! I'll have to check out thanks!

lucky said...

where can Tval send you products?? they are friends... drop them an email and let them know about your blog... tell them you know me and i'm sure they'd be happy to send you some product in exchange for a post!!

xo

Make-up Junkie in Canada said...

Thanks Lucky! I will totally send them an email. Their products sound so yummy and amazing! :)

lucky said...

i just talked to them and they are stoked to send you some stuff!!! :)

Make-up Junkie in Canada said...

aww that's so nice! makes me feel all warm 'n fuzzy! I'm really excited to try out their stuff - thanks again for the referral! you rock!

ruby. said...

Where do you find the Bobe products? Are they only available by order or are they actual stores that carry their products?

Make-up Junkie in Canada said...

hey ruby!
as far as I know, they are only available through their site. I checked the site to see if any retailers carried it and there was no info. So i think it's only online. but the delivery is pretty quick :)

ruby. said...

I don't doubt that their products smell and taste lovely but sadly I have somewhat of a hang up with certain ingredients. Almost all of their body related products have ingredients like Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, and different kinds of parabens. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is a serious skin irritant, Propylene Glycol is used in antifreeze and has been linked to liver abnormalities from the absorption of it, and parabens are hormone disrupting.

Maybe I'm just a tad neurotic but this is all stemming from reading a book called 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' now I'm freaked about all sorts of ingredients. Perhaps ignorance is bliss ...

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